Manly Mo Cupcakes

The 1st December was the day I had been waiting for throughout November – the grand shave off day of Stuart’s moustache! Stuart and a team from his work spent the last month cultivating interesting ‘taches and raising money for Movember.  In total they have raised just shy of £2500 – which is a good effort!

To celebrate the demise of the mo and a successful fundraising effort I decided to make these rather manly mo cupcakes.  Ages ago I spotted a moustache-shaped chocolate mould which I had to buy!! So I was able to make some chocolate moustaches to top each cake.


I made Chocolate Stout and Peanut Butter Frosting Cupcakes – combining two of Stuart’s favourite things!  This recipe came from Septembers Living Etc. magazine:

Chocolate Stout and Peanut Butter Frosting Cupcakes (makes approx. 15)


250ml Stout (I used Guinness)
225g Butter, chopped
75g Cocoa, sifted
2 Eggs
160ml Sour Cream
300g Plain Flour, sifted
1.5 tsp. Bicarbonate of Soda, sifted
440g Caster Sugar

Peanut Butter Icing

160g Icing Sugar
280g Smooth Peanut Butter
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
80ml Single Cream


  • Preheat the oven to 160 C / Gas Mark 3
  • Place the stout and butter in a saucepan over a medium heat and stir until the butter is dissolved
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in the cocoa.  Set aside
  • Whisk the eggs and sour cream together
  • Add to the stout mixture with the flour, bicarbonate of soda and sugar.  Whisk to combine
  • Pour into the cupcake cases
  • Bake for around 30 mins or until they spring back when touched
  • Cool on a wire rack
  • For the icing, place the sugar, peanut butter, butter and vanilla in an electric mixer and beat for 6 minutes or until fluffy
  • Add the cream and beat for another 2 minutes
  • Put in a piping bag and pipe onto the cupcakes or decorate whichever way you like!






  1. Olivier says:

    Hey there,

    Great cupcakes… I was wonderin’ … I’m looking for the exact moulds producin’ the Mustache you used for the cupcake n the picture. Could you inform me pls? Thx a lot.



    1. Queen of Everything says:

      Hi, I got them online at


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